Pastor Barbara Lohrbach
1045 West River Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 932-3336

Our Church

Our spacious sanctuary was built in 1955. It can seat 200 people comfortably.

Our newly remodelled parlor is a great place to relax and chat during Sunday's "coffee time".

Our new building addition will provide a larger fellowship hall and kitchen. Offices and restrooms are also planned. An elevator will finally add full access.


Elected Officers - The Council

President -- Stepanie Lohrbach


Charlene Dybedock (2021)
Jean Zak (2021)
Steve Luhrsen (2020)
Suzie Stalter (2020)
Taylor Boudreau (2019)
Jake Lee (2019)

Treasurer -- Ken Fox


Jody Brown (2021)
Jim Kohout (2021)
Maggie Memenga (2020)
Sheryl Roesemeier (2020)
Brock Harring (2019)
Gary Dahn (2019)

Church Committees

The work of the congregation is carried out by committees in cooperation with the Church Council as much as possible.
  • Spiritual Formation - Judy Tompkins & Steve Luhrsen
    • provides spiritual formation for members and friends of St. John
    • Present a lifelong ministry that is Biblically based, educationally sound, and spiritually stimulating to all who participate
  • Endowment - Brock Harring
    • Receives gifts to be invested for the ministry of St. John
    • Oversees the investments and use of the earnings
  • Finance - Brock Harring/li>
    • Oversees bank accounts, investments and audits accounts
  • Memorials - Susan Dybedock & Diane Campbell
    • Receives memorial gifts, keeps record of gifts and oversees the use of the funds for church needs
  • Missions - Maggie Memenga
    • Encourages mission giving including the 5 UCC offerings: Our Church's Wider Mission, Neighbors in Need, One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Fund and Strengthen the Church
    • Plans other mission giving for the year and oversees funding for mission projects
  • Pastor/Parish - Jody Brown
    • Fosters communication between pastor and congregation and among members to build healthy relationships
  • Personnel - Sheryl Bacon
    • Provides for the oversight of staff including job descriptions, evaluations and compensation guidelines
  • Physical Properties - Gary Dahn
    • Provides for the maintenance of the buildings and grounds
  • Schreib Fund - Bridget Bertrand-Campbell
    • Reviews applications for continuing education grants and special church projects through the annual earnings of the Schreib Fund, established by an endowment given in memory of Esther Schreib
  • Stewardship - Anne Lane
    • Promotes stewardship of time, talent and treasure of the congregation
  • Worship/Music - Sheryl Roesemeier
    • Supports the worship and music ministries by planning receptions, offering hospitality and meaningful worship experiences

Other Groups

  • Helping Hands
    • Oversees the fellowship meal for families after the death of a family member, securing help and food
    • Participates in other ways, such as dinners at Salvation Army and annual rummage sale
  • Chancel Choir
    • Sings for worship and other events
  • Praise
    • Provides music for non-traditional or contemporary worship
  • Book Club and Craft Group
    • Small focus groups
    • Always open to new small groups